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  • LAC Group   is seeking a  Biomedical Librarian  to provide expert consulting on special projects including research studies, digital library initiatives, outreach and collaboration. The selected candidate will support a range of initiatives toward advancing the library mission to serve its constituents. This is a consulting position, hours and site ...

  • This summer, Cornell University Library will be hosting two unique training sessions with opportunities for you to hone your systematic review and evidence synthesis skills. Please save the date!   Systematic Reviews and Evidence Synthesis Beyond the Health Sciences: A Training for Librarians (August 5-6, 2020) Enhance your database searching ...

  • Reporting to the Medical Center Library Director, this Librarian serves as part of a team of librarians, support staff, and library partners to meet the needs of the six health professional Colleges, which includes medicine, dentistry, health sciences, pharmacy, nursing, and public health. This position will provide innovative services to a range of ...

  • The University of Kentucky Libraries are looking for an Assessment and Organizational Effectiveness Librarian to develop, implement, and lead a comprehensive assessment program. Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, the Assessment and Organizational Effectiveness Librarian will identify key methods, techniques, benchmarks, and metrics for determining ...

  • I'm interested in learning your opinions about subscription tiers based on type of institution (a la Ringgold) vs tiers bases on FTEs.  I'm asking on behalf of a large society-published journal.  Specific examples of journals with tiers that you especially like would be appreciated. Thank you in advance! Barbara ------------------------------ Barbara ...

  • Hi all, I have a favor for those of you who work with nurses or pharmacists. We are trying to reach as many nursing and pharmacy faculty and clinical practitioners at U.S. institutions as possible in order to get information on their publishing practices as well as their viewpoints on the current landscape of academic publishing, including open ...

  • Hello, Everyone! What adventures could you take as a data librarian?  What new information could you learn as a data librarian?   Since my three blog postings pertaining to the data librarian's skills and relationship to the data scientist, I have encountered other claims about the first person to use the phrase, "Big Data" ... Therefore, I would ...

  • Posted on behalf of someone who is not a member of this list. Feel free to share with anyone who might be interested... +++ There is an opening for Assistant Director for Scholarly Resource Management at the Medical College of Wisconsin Libraries. For a complete job description and to apply online: https://careers.peopleclick.com/careerscp/client_medcollegewi/int1068597416/jobDetails.do?functionName=getJobDetail&jobPostId=14816&localeCode=en-us ...

  • Hi, I was wondering if anyone has a direct subscription to Annals of Internal Medicine? We have access through Medline, but that was still leaving about a 2-3 week delay in access to content. We added a subscription through Ovid, which has cut down the wait time but it is still delayed by about a week. I have tried contacting them directly about a ...

  • Hello, Everyone! Are you a Data Librarian?  Do you want to be a Data Librarian?   Imagine walking into the library without worrying about doing literature reviews.  "A librarian need not be a database engineer, but every librarian must understand the underpinnings of information retrieval tools" .  When the data librarian is asked about what has ...

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  • President's Message

    Hello New Jersey

    Kicking off the new year!

    Happy 2020! I’m Angela Pagliaro, your community president for this year, and I am looking forward to leading and growing our community for the next 12 months. I’d love to get to know as many members as possible during this time, whether it’s working with you virtually or seeing you at one of our events.

    You may have noticed that I referred to our unit as a ‘community’ and not a ‘chapter’. This is just one of the sweeping changes that the international association is making to the SLA brand and structure. This set of changes is intended to appropriately scale our association, while reducing the administrative burden of unit leaders. By moving away from these administrative responsibilities, our community can spend more time focusing on networking events, professional programs, and finding ways to support the professional development of our community members. So, in that spirit, please be sure to save the date for our New Jersey 85th Anniversary Celebration, the evening of Tuesday April 28th at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick!

    One of the biggest changes that we will experience is a centralized, association-wide budget, no longer divided by unit. This change is concurrent with a reduction in required board positions- specifically, that of treasurer. However, communities still have the freedom to operate with additional board positions as they see fit; and therefore New Jersey will still operate with our treasurer (Anya Bartelmann).

    The volunteers that will make up this year’s New Jersey leadership are:

    • Vice President/President- Elect: Linda Salvesen
    • Treasurer: Anya Bartelmann
    • Secretary: Emma C. Moore
    • Past President: Janet Cooper Weiss

    Kathy Taggart will continue to serve as our Director of Communications, and Jeanne Mauriello will continue to serve as our Webmaster. Committee work will also continue; Nick Consales will lead our membership committee, Tami Marshall is our employment chair, and Louise Deis remains our archivist; if you are interested in helping out or learning more, please get in touch.

    While more detailed changes will continue to unfold, my goal as New Jersey president is to continue finding new ways to serve our members. Programming, professional development, and networking opportunities will remain important priorities. If you are interested in getting involved in our community, please let me know and I can connect you!

    New Jersey is a small state, but we boast a healthy membership, and it is our members and volunteers that have made, and will continue to make, our community strong.

    Thank you all and hope to see you soon! -Angela

  • NJSLA Annual Conference Award 2020

    Submission materials are due by March 1, 2020 and sent to:  goldsmithmaxine69@gmail.com.

    Awards of NJSLA

    Rosemary Allen Little Award
    Frank H. Spaulding Award

    Each year alternating between the Little and Spaulding Awards, $1000 will be awarded to help defray travel expenses to the Annual SLA Conference.

    These awards were created to honor two individuals who dedicated themselves to the tenets of special libraries: Rosemary Allen Little and Frank H. Spaulding.


    Resident of New Jersey or employed in New Jersey or attending graduate school in New Jersey
    Employment for no more than 5 years in a traditional or non-traditional information workplace or seeking employment in a traditional or non-traditional information workplace
    Master’s degree in library or information sciences from an ALA accredited graduate school including online enrollment or enrollment in such a program which could be online.

    Submission Requirements

    Current resume including up-to-date contact information.

    Concise paragraph to include the following:

    Why you want to attend the SLA Annual Conference.
    How you will apply conference take-aways to membership and subsequent leadership roles in NJSLA.

    Members of the Awards Committee may contact applicant to obtain further information.  Any questions may be sent to the above email address.

    Grantee Expectations

    The grantee is expected to join the NJSLA chapter for 2020 and to volunteer for a chapter committee for a minimum of one calendar year.

    Receipt of this award is contingent upon the grantee’s submission of proof of registration for the June 2020 Conference.

    NJSLA Annual Conference Award

  • Meeting Minutes Available

    Hello SLANE

    The October 2019, November 2019, and 2018 Annual board meeting minutes are now available in the Community library here

    Please reach out if you have any questions.